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California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson

The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.

The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.

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Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2020
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Annie Greene | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers uncover the “body-snatching” tactics of fungi that flourish immediately after wildfires.
Scientists Take Stock of Australian Wildlife Devastated by Fires
Scientists Take Stock of Australian Wildlife Devastated by Fires
Bianca Nogrady | Jan 10, 2020
The wildfires burning across Australia have caused significant damage to ecosystems and vulnerable species, yet some are faring worse than others.
Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Emily Makowski | Oct 9, 2019
The utility company PG&E has cut electricity to much of the Bay Area as a preventive measure.
Climate Change Impairs Trees’ Recovery from Wildfires
Climate Change Impairs Trees’ Recovery from Wildfires
Kerry Grens | Mar 12, 2019
Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are less able to regenerate in the face of climate change, and some areas have already “crossed a critical climate threshold.”
2018 in Quotes
2018 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 24, 2018
From the effects of political upheaval on research to claims of gene-edited babies, the year has been a tumultuous one for the scientific community.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2018
The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.